Tennessee Prison Records Concerning Persons From, or Having Relations In, Roane and Morgan Counties, Tennessee, 1831-1842
Compiled by Paul W. Lemasters
Copyright 1997 by Paul W. Lemasters


ARMSTRONG, Martin (#358). When Received: Nov. 7, 1838; Crime: Horse Stealing, From What County: Roane; Age: 40; Occupation: Labourer; Sentence: 4 years; Where Born: New York; When Discharged: Aug. 12, 1842; By What Authority: Pardoned by Gov. JONES. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. [Note: At least one page is missing in the "A" surnames in the Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, and nothing was found for Martin ARMSTRONG in that book.]

BARKER, James (#44).When Received: March 18, 1832; Crime: Grand Larceny; From What County: Roane; Age: 17; Occupation: Laborer; Sentence: 3 years; Where Born: Tennessee; When Discharged: June 9, 1835; By What Authority: Generally Good. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. James BARKER was received into the Penitentiary on the eighteenth day of March One thousand eight hundred and thirty two. He is Seventeen years, five feet five inches high, weight one hundred and Sixteen pounds, Blue Eyes, fair hair and Skin. He has a large Scar on the left knee on the Cap. A great number of Scars on the right knee caused by bites. The big toe and the next toe to it on boath feet have grown together about half way from the foot to their end. His Countenance bad, he says his right name is BARKER. He was born and brought up in Jackson County, Tennessee where his Father and Mother Now lives on the head of Indian Creek four or five Miles from Genl. SIMPSONS Mill. All of his relation live in the Same Neighborhood except one Sister who is Married to Vernon WILLIS and lives in Smith County, Tennessee fifteen Miles from Carthage on Peytons Creek. Found guilty of grand larceny at the Circuit Court of Roane County and Sentenced to three years confinement in the Jail and Penitentiary house of the State of Tennessee. James BARKER was discharged by expiration of sentence on the 9th day of June 1835. Detained 83 days for bad conduct. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 4.

BLALOCK, Henry, alias FINCH, Peter (#439). When Received: March 13, 1840; Crime: Bigamy, From What County: Roane; Age: 37; Occupation: Labourer; Sentence: 2 years; Where Born: Virginia; When Discharged: March 14, 1842; By What Authority: Conduct Exceptionable. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. Henry BLALOCK from Roane County. Crime: Bigamy. Sentence: Two years from 28th February 1840. He is thirty seven years old. 5 ft 7 inches high, Weighs 157 lbs. Born & brought up in Brumsey County, Va. Said BLALOCK has a wife & one Child in Roane C[ount]y by 2 Miles from Kingston with her mother Polly BLEDSOE. Has fair hair, grey eyes, fair skin. Has a flesh mole on the right cheek. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 147.

BRADLEY, Burrel from Davidson County. Crime: Horse Stealing. Sentence: 3 years from 7th June 1841. Rec'd 7th June 1841. He is 17 years old, weighs 147 lbs, is 5 ft 8 in. high. Born in Monroe County, Tenn & partly brought up in said County & then his father Isaac BRADLEY moved to Davis C[ount]y, KY, he has one brother Isaac BRADLEY living in Roane C[ount]y, Tenn near KING's Iron Works - all the rest of his connections live in Missouri, he does not know the name of the County - he has fair hair, hazle eyes, dark Skin, has a Scar about 1 inch or 1 long on the joint of the wrist of the right hand, also one between that & the first joint of the thumb on the Same wrist looking somewhat like warts. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 191

BROWN, William was received in the Penitentiary on the Tenth of December one thousand eight hundred & thirty three. He is five feet eight inches & a half in height & weighs on hundred & forty Seven lbs, brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion & twenty seven years of age. Born in Grainger County, Tennessee & brought up there. His parents reside in Roane County, Tennessee about a quarter of a mill from Patty's Mill on the waters of Paint Rock. He has three brothers & one sister, all married, except one Brother & residing in the Same neighborhood with his parents. His sister married Joseph DENNIS & one of his Brothers married Miss DENNIS the other Brother married Miss TAYLOR. BROWN has three uncles living in Grainger County, William, Isaac & Thomas DYER. He has a remarkable Scar on his head on the right side caused by arising when a Child; a Scar over the right eye touching the eyebrow; a Scar in the center of his forehead; a Scar near the left corner of the mouth on the under lip caused by a fall; a Scar on each of the two middle fingers of the left hand between the first & second joints from cuts with a reaphook; a Scar between the two joints of the thumb of the left hand & a Scar on the left knee from a bile, but generally followed farming. Was found guilty of Forgery at the Circuit Court of Monroe County & Sentenced to Three years Confinement in the Jail and Penitentiary House of the State of Tennessee. William BROWN (Hatter) discharged 20th December 1836. Detained 8 days. Conduct Good. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 5.

CRESONG, Joshua from Bradley County. Offence: Horse Stealing. Sentence: 3 years from 26th Dec 1839. Received January 8th 1840. He is 19 years old, weighs 138 pounds, 5 feet 6 inches high. Born in Rowan County, N. Carolina, Bro[ugh]t up in Roane County, Tennessee Where His Mother Polly CRESONG now lives within the Vicinity of Kingston. He has Dark hair, Hazle Eyes, fair Skin and good Countenance. And He Stutters very bad at some words and at others Speaks fluently. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 158.

EDWARDS, James (Farming) (#167). When Received: March 21, 1835; Crime: Horse Stealing, From What County: Roane; Age: 30; Occupation: Waggon Maker; Sentence: 5 years; Where Born: Maryland; When Discharged: April 25, 1838; By What Authority: Pardoned. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. James EDWARDS was rec'd in the Penitentiary on the twenty first day of March One thousand eight hundred and thirty five. He is thirty years of age five feet nine or ten inches high & weighs one hundred and sixty nine pounds. Black hair and beard, dark eyes, large face & fair complexion. Two Scars between the first & second joints of the thumb of the left Hand. A scar on the right finger of the Left Hand between the second & third joints. One on the Knucle of the little finger of the same hand & one between the second & third joint of the same finger. Left Arm very crooked at the elbow and Smaller than the right arm. Served four years in the Kentucky Penitentiary under the name of James E. FANNING where he learned the Wagon making business. Born in Maryland and brought up in Loudon County, Virginia about 3 Miles from Leesburg. Found guilty of Horse Stealing at the Circuit Court of Roane County and Sentenced to five years Confinement in the Jail & Penitentiary House of the State of Tennessee. [No mention of discharge or death.] SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 42.

EVANS, Harris from Rhea County. Offence: Malicious Stabing. Sentence: 2 years from 11 Nov 1837. Rec'd 17th Nov. 1837. He is 42 years old, five feet Six inches high, Weighs 150 pounds. Born in South Carolina, Pendleton County. Bro't up in Knox County, Tennessee. He has dark Grey Hair, Blue Eyes, fair skin, Black Beard. Has a small Scar in his Right Eyebrow. One on his forehead. One on his nose. His Right Arm is the finger Longer than the left Arm. It was Caused by a white Swelling. His father lives in Wrightsville at the Mouth of Pon[d] Creek, Roane County. Has a wife & 4 Children at his Brother-in-law's in White County (Clayton McCORMIC) on Cone Creek twelve Miles from Sparta. Sentenced By the Circuit Court of Rhea County to Two years Confinement in the Jail & Penitentiary house of the State of Tennessee. Discharged Nov. 18th 1839. Conduct Good. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 44.

FELTS, William (#248). When Received: Nov 14, 1836; Crime: P. Larceny, From What County: Roane; Age: 36; Occupation: Shoemaker; Sentence: 1 year; Where Born: N. Carolina; When Discharged: Nov 6, 1837; By What Authority: Conduct Good. Pardoned. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. William FELTS from Roane County, Tenn. Offence: Petty Larceny. Sentence: 1 year from 29th Oct. Was Received November 14th 1836. He is 36 years old, 5 Feet 9 inches high, Weighs 158 pounds. Dark hair, hazel eyes, dark Skin, heavy beard, full forehead. No scars. Born & raised in Roane County, Tenn (marked out) Wilkes Co., N. Carolina. Has a wife & Children living in Roane County, Tenn. William FELTS was discharged November 6th 1837. Conduct Good. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 48.

GALLIMORE, George from Roane County. Sentence 3 years from 20th June. Rec'd July 8th 1838. He is 19 years old, Weighs 130 pounds, 5 feet 8 inches high. Born & Bro't up in Roane County, Tennessee. His father and Mother lives near Emerys Gap on the Cumberland Mountains. He has Red Hair, Black Eyes & Dark Skin. He has a mark of an ovel shape & Brown Colour on his Right side about half way from the hip to the arm pit. Found guilty of a false Taken for the purpose of obtaining articles Illegally. [No mention of discharge or death.] SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 59.

GOFF, William from Bledsoe County. Crime: Passing Counterfeit Money. Sentence: 3 years from 16th July 1841. Rec'd 23 July 1841. He is 46 years old. 5 ft 9 in. high, weighs 149 lb. Born in Henry C[ount]y, Va, brought up in Roane C[ount]y, Tenn. His father Ambrose GOFF lives in Bledsoe C[ounty], Tenn 5 miles from Pikeville on the road leading to Sparta. He has a wife & 6 Children in the same settlement with his father. His wife was the daughter of Tho. WALLEN of White County. He says he owns a farm of his own on which his wife lives. He has 3 sons that are near men grown. They are at home with their mother. He has dark hair, blue eyes, dark skin, he has a small scar on the side of the nose & upper lip. [No mention of discharge or death.] SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 62.

GRAGSON, William (#313). When Received: Nov. 29, 1837; Crime: Malicious Stabbling, From What County: Morgan; Age: 30; Occupation: Tailor; Sentence: 5 years; Where Born: N. Carolina; When Discharged: Nov. 25, 1842; By What Authority: Conduct Fair. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. Wm GRAGSON from Morgan County. Offence: (blank). Sentence: (blank). He is 30 years old. 5 feet 8 inches, Weighs 137 pounds. Born in Ireland Bro't up in Russle County, N.C. where he served an apprenticeship To The Tailoring Business. He has a wife But No Children. She is in Knox County Ten Miles West of Knoxville with Dennis McCAHIN. He has a small scar on The Middle joint of the fore finger. He has dark hair, Hazle Eyes, fair Skin, Heavy Beard. Has Several Moles on his Breast. He has carried on the Tailoring Business in New Market in Jefferson County & Louisville, Blount County. Sentenced by the Circuit Court of Morgan County, Tn (blank) years confinement in the Jail and Penitentiary house of the State of Tennessee. [No mention of discharge or death.] SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, pages 58 and 59. Wm GRAGSON From Morgan County. Offence: Malicious Stabbing. Sentence 5 years from 22nd Nov 1837. Rec'd Nov. 29th 1837. He is 30 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, Weighs 137 pounds. Born in Ireland Brought up in Raughleigh, North Carolina. He has dark hair, Hazle Eyes, fair skin, heavy Beard & has Several Moles on his Breast. He has a wife But No children. She is living with her father Dennis McCHAUGHIN Ten Miles West of Knoxville in Knox County. Has a Scar on the Middle Joint of the forefinger. Also a Small Scar across his forehad. Is a Tailor by Profession and has carried on the Tailoring Business in New Market in Jefferson County and Louisville in Blunt Countyies, Tennessee. [No mention of discharge or death]. [Note: this is almost the same as the record before.] SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 73.
HOOD, Henry from McMinn County. He is 19 years old Weighs 152 pounds, 5 feet 9 inches high. Dark hair, hazel Eyes, fair Skin. Born and Bro't up in Roane County, Tennessee. He has a wife Living in Monroe County with her Mother and Stepfather John MORRIS on Natchez Creek three Miles South of Madisonville. Also one Brother Married and living in Knox County three miles south of Knoxville. Rec. 28th Dec. 1838. Offence: Felony. Sentence 3 [years] from 17 Dec 1838. HOOD gave his over coat to Richard TRIMBLE on his Discharge. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 76.

KENNEDAY, William (#312). When Received: Nov. 29, 1837; Crime: Larceny, From What County: Morgan; Age: 18; Occupation: Labourer; Sentence: 1 year; Where Born: N. Carolina; When Discharged: Dec. 6, 1839; By What Authority: Conduct Exceptionable. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. William KENNEDY from Morgan County. Offence: Larceny. Sentence 1 Year. Rec'd 29th Nov 1837. He is 18 year of age 5 feet 6 inches high. Weighs 155 pounds, dark Hair & Skin. Born & brought up in North Carolina, Caswell County. He has two sisters Married and living in North Carolina. One is married to a man by the name of SWAN. The other to a man by the name of MARTIN. His mother and other Relations live in Misourie Some Where on the Osage River. He has worked at the Shoemaking Business he says. Sentenced by the Circuit Court of Morgan County to one years Confinement in the Jail and Penitentiary house of the State of Tennessee. Wm KENNEDY was discharged Decr 6th 1838 having been detained 5 days for improper conduct. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 27.

MARTIN, Wm from Hamilton County. Sentence 1 year from 29th March 1839. Offence: Larceny. He is 29 years old, 5 feet 10 in. high, weighs 145 pounds. Born in S. Carolina. Bro't up in Tennessee in the Counties of Roane & Hamilton Where his Mother Elizabeth MARTIN now Lives Ten Miles Below Dallas on Chickawaugy Creek near its Mouth. He has a wife and five Children which live within one half Mile of Mrs. MARTINS. He is quite Grey for one of his age. He has Blue Eyes, dark Skin. He has a Scar on the Right Cheek Bone Caused by a blow. He is a Labourer. William MARTIN Discharged (date not given here). SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 114.

MAY, William J. (#193). When Received: Sept 5, 1835; Crime: Horse Stealing, From What County: Roane; Age: 45; Occupation: Manufacturer; Sentence: 3 years; Where Born: England; When Discharged: Aug 29, 1837; By What Authority: Conduct Good. Died of Apoplexy. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. William J. M AY was received in the Penitentiary on the 5th day of September one thousand Eight hundred and thirty five. He was born in Hampshire County, England whence he removed to the United States about twenty three years ago. He was raised principally to farming. Since he has been in the United State He has been Manufacturing & Merchandising. Aged 43 years, weighs about one hundred and Seventy Five pounds, about Five feet five inches high, & heavy built, large nose & it has the appearance of a drinking Man's. Light hair, blue Eyes and heavy beard. No remarkable Scar visible. He has no near relations in the United States to his knowledge. He served a Sentence in the Kentucky Penitentiary for two years for forgery. A man of Mild Manners and good Sense. He was bound guilty of Horse Stealing at July term 1835 of Roane County & Sentenced to Three Years Confinement in the Jail & Penitentiary House of Tennessee. Sentence to Commence from the 22nd day of July 1835 from which said Judgment of Roane Circuit Court he appealed to Supreme Court of the State of Tennessee held at Knoxville the Septr following. Judgement confirmed. William J. MAY died Aug'st 29th 1837. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 108.

MILLER, William (#120). When Received: March 28, 1834; Crime: Petet Larceny, From What County: Roane; Age: 19; Occupation: Labourer; Sentence: 4 years; Where Born: Tennessee; When Discharged: June 30, 1835; By What Authority: Died of Cholera. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. William MILLER was received March twenty eighth One thousand eight hundred & thirty four. He is Six feet half an inch in height & weighs one hundred & forty Seven pounds, dark hair, dark hasel eyes & tolerably fair complexion. Nineteen years of age. Born in Knox County, Tennessee & brought up partly in Roane & Monroe Counties. He has three brothers Mark, Robert & Moses & two sisters one of them married to Thomas GILES. They all reside on Pond Creek Roane County near Esqr. GAMBLE about fifteen miles from the Town of Kingston. MILLER has a scar on the centre of the forehead near the edge of the hair on the end of the right eyebrown nearest the nose & one on the right knee at the upper edge of the cap. He has generally followed farming. Was found guilty of Larceny at the Circuit Court of Roane County & Sentenced to Four Years Confinement in the Jail & Penitentiary House of the State of Tennessee. Died of Cholera on the 30th day of June 1835. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 101.

MOWRY, John was received in the Penitentiary on the fifth of June One thousand eight hundred & thirty four. He is five feet eleven inches in height & weighs One hundred & fifty two pounds, grey eyes, dark hair, skin, face, long nose, heavy beard, rather dark complexion & forty three years of age. Born & brought up in Knox County, Tennessee. His father resides near Bary's Mill on flat Creek. MOWRY has a wife & eight children living on Stekey Creek near Johnson's mill. He has a daughter married to Solomon STEPHENS residing on the before mentioned Creek in Roane County. MOWRY's wife's maiden name was McCLUER. Her connections reside in Jefferson County near the Town of New Market. He has a remarkable Scar below the cap of the Knee of the left leg & one on the toe next the small toe where the toe joins the foot. He has no other Scars of note. Has generally followed farming. Was found guilty of Petit Larceny at the Circuit Court of Monroe County & Sentenced to One year & three months confinement in the Jail & Penitentiary House of the State of Tennessee. John MOWRY died of Cholera on the 1st day of July 1835. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 102.

OLIVER, Spencer from Washington County. Crime: Grand Larceny. Sentence: 3 Years from 4 Novr 1842. Received 29 Nov 1842. The above S. OLIVER is 33 years old, weighs 167 pounds, 5 feet, 9 inches high. Born and bro[ugh]t up in Washington County, has one brother in Roane County, Tenn, and one in Scott County, Missouri. Has 4 sisters in Washington County about 1 miles from Jonesboro on John ELLISTON's land. He has fair skin, dark hair, eye brows dark and heavy, has had his right thigh broken; has a scar on his nose caused by a kick from a horse. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 132.

ROBERTS, James was rec'd in the Penitentiary on the fifteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty five. He is forty nine Years of age, fife [five] feet eight inches high, and weighs one hundred & fifty five, or 160 pounds. Hair formerly black, now grey, beard of the Same colour & very heavy; grey eyes; thin visage, fair complexion. A Piece off each ear both of which he sayd were bit off. Born in Hallifax County, Virginia & brought up in Pendleton District, S. Carolina. Married Delila, daughter of James WOOD of Roane County, Tennessee, resided in Dixon County, Tenn. on Hurricane Creek, on the Road leading from Charlotte to Reynoldsburg, near Jno. JOHNSON's Mill; until about two years ago when he removed to Perry county & settled on Tom's Creek near WELCH's Mill where his wife & four children now reside. 2 Sons labouring at different places in the neighbourhood. A son Married to Patsy, daughter of Thos. GRAVES and a Daughter Married to Dempsey HOOPER in all 8 children, all of whom reside in or about the last described neighbourhood. He has chiefly followed farming. Was found guilty of Keeping in his Possession counterfiet coin at the Circuit Court of Perry County & Sentenced to three years confinement in the Jail & Penitentiary House of the State of Tennessee. James ROBERTS died of cholera on the 30th day of June 1835. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, pages 152 and 153.

SEXTON, William (#20). When Received: Sept 28, 1831; Crime: Horse Stealing; From What County: Roane; Age: 25; Occupation: Laborer; Sentence: 3 years; Where Born: N. Carolina; When Discharged: Oct. 18, 1834. By What Authority: Conduct verry Good. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. William SEXTON was received in the Penitentiary the Twenty ninth of September eighteen hundred and thirty one. He is twenty five years of age, five feet Seven inches high, & weighs On hundred and forty four pounds. He has a yellor or hazel eyes, hair rather light, fair Skin, has two scars on the under side of the right arm, about equal distance above and below the elbow joint. Has blowed and struck a short time at the Blacksmiths business, but has generally worked at farming. He was born in Burke County North Carolina, and raised in Roane County East Tennessee, his Mother lives in Munroe County, Tennessee and a brother and Sister lives with his Mother, he has one Sister in Roane County who is married to Jacob FRITS, and lives near Daniel MOSSES Mill, which is on Hickory Creek the waters of Clinch River. His Mother lives in three miles of Tellico the seat of Justice of Monroe County, his wife and one child lives on the same farm with his Mother. His Mother-in-law, and Brother-in-law lives in Roane County thirteen miles from Kingston and One and a half miles from Clabry's Mill. Was found guilty of horse Stealing at the Circuit Court of Roane County, and sentenced to three years confinement in the Jail and Penetentiary house of the State of Tennessee from the date of the Verdict of the Jury. William SEXTON was discharged October 10th 1834 he was detained 20 days for bad conduct. Lernt the wagon bisness while in prison. Conduct gneraly good. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 171.

TARLETON, James (#288). When Received: July 9, 1837; Crime: Grand Larceny, From What County: Roane; Age: 37; Occupation: Cooper; Sentence: 6 years; Where Born: N. Carolina; When Discharged: July 5, 1843; By What Authority: Conduct fair. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. James TALTON from Roane County. Offence: Grand Larceny. Sentence Six years from 30th June 1837. He is 5 ft 7 inches high, weighs 160 pounds. Has Served one sentence in This Prison. This Being The second time he has been sentenced for Theft. Sentenced By the Circuit Court of Roane County To Six Years Confinement in the Jail and Penitentiary house of the State of Tennessee. Was Received July 9th 1837. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, pages 203.

TERK, John (#249). When Received: Nov 14, 1836; Crime: Passing Counterfeit Money, From What County: Roane; Age: 27; Occupation: Labourer; Sentence: 3 years; Where Born: N. Carolina; When Discharged: June 12, 1839; By What Authority: Died of Chronic diarhea. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. [Note: Did not find any record of this prisoner on Roll No. 23, 1831-1842.]

THOMPSON, Thomas from Stewart County. Crime: Horse Stealing. Sentence: 3 years from 11 July 1840. Received 14th July 1840. He is 19 years old, 5 ft 3 in. high, weighs 132 lbs. Said THOMPSON was born in Roane County, Tenn., brought up in McMinn County - he has been a foreman on board the S[team] Boat Toledo, he has black hair, grey eyes & fair skin, has a scar forming a half circle on the forefinger of the left hand, his uncles & aunts live in Illinois he thinks near Beardstown. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 204.

TORRANCE, John from Roane County. Crime: Passing Counterfeit Money. Sentence: 3 yr, 9 months from 6 July 1842. Rec'd 11 July 1842. He is 24 years old, 6 ft 1 in high, weighs 159 lbs. Born in Spartanburg District & brought up in Union District, S.C. He has fair hair, pale blue eyes & sallow complexion. Large nose. Has a small mole on the Chin near the lips. Also a mark he calls a Strawberry on the back of the neck in the left leader of the neck. His father W.H. TORRANCE has 5 sons at home with him. He is a night watch in the city of Mobile, Al. Has a sister married to a confectioner & lives in Mobile. [No mention of discharge or death.] SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, page 209. TORRANCE, John (#587). When Received: July 6, 1842; Crime: Passing Counterfeit Money, From What County: Roane; Age: 24; Occupation: Labourer; Sentence: 3 years, 8 months; Where Born: S. Carolina; When Discharged: July 13, 1845; By What Authority: Died of Morasmus or Chronic Mental derangement. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32.

TURNER, John convicted of "Mule Stealing" at the Circuit Court of Hardeman County and Sentenced to three years Confinement in the Jail and Penitentiary House of the State of Tennessee. Was received into the Penitentiary the 10th day of December Eighteen hundred and thirty five. He was born in Pendleton District, South Carolina and raised to farming in Roane County, Ten. on Ten. River. He married Nancy, daughter of Matthew HICKS in Hardin County, Ten. His wife and two male children are now residing with his Father in Law. His Mother, four Brothers (two Married) and four Sisters (both married one to Nathan MORRIS & Moses OVERTON) reside in Rhea County, Ten. near Fal Miles VERNON's. He has two Sister living in Morgan County, Alabama. Married Each to Solomon & William GAY. He has several Uncles (TURNERS) & Cousins living in Pendleton District, South Carolina. He is twenty six years of age, five feet ten inches in height, and weighs one hundred and (blank) pounds. Dark hair, Eyes and Complexion. Full red face and inclined to bullness. Stout built and robust man. He has a black mark of nature of the Middle finger left hand on the side next his fore finger. Also a Mulberry Natural Mark on his tongue. A scar on the End & one Near his hand in the fore finger of the Right hand & a huge scar on the instep of the left foot. He reads & writes a little. Jno. TURNER was discharged on the 24th Day of Decr 1838. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, pages 201 and 202.